Watch CBS News

Liliana Carrillo, Accused Of Killing 3 Young Children In Reseda, Appears In Bakersfield Courtroom On Carjacking Charges

BAKERSFIELD (CBSLA) — A woman accused of killing her three young children in Reseda appeared in a Bakersfield court room on carjacking charges.

liliana carillo in court
(credit: CBS)

Liliana Carrillo, 30, was arrested Saturday following a car chase into Kern County, where she is accused of carjacking as she ran from police. Carrillo was named by the LAPD as a suspect after her three young children were found dead in a Reseda apartment.

The three children -- 3-year-old Joanna, 2-year-old Terry, and 6-month-old Sierra – were apparently in the middle of a custody battle between their mother and father, Erik Denton.

In the Kern County case, prosecutors say Carrillo's car broke down during the car chase, so when a good Samaritan tried to help her, she stole their car. Carrillo, who faces a sentence of nine years in prison in this case, pleaded not guilty to the carjacking charge.

The LAPD continues to investigate the murder charges against Carrillo.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.